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Our blog is a library of resources and ideas found by us or shared with us by our friends and client network. It’s a collection of articles, radio stories, infographics and videos that relate to our work and broaden our thinking: our favorite content from the internet and beyond. Original commentary gives insight into our process and poses questions about the world inside and outside of the studio.

Archive for October, 2013

Eric Rodenback and Stamen Design have mapped the mysterious routes of the corporate busses that shuttle Silicon Valley’s tech workers from their homes in San Francisco to their job sites at myriad suburban office parks in the South Bay. His point is stunning: “Just think about that for a moment: We can know within 20 […]


It’s true. I hear it all the time. “We’re looking for apartments in Oakland.” This is the mantra of so many of my friends who are looking for a new spot, but can’t afford skyrocketing rents in San Francisco. Buying a house is not even on the table. A move to Manhattan is more financially […]